Flight Boot, Left, Rocket Belt

Flight Boot, Left, Rocket Belt

     

Manufactured by U.S. Keds, these sneakers, sometimes called boots, were worn by William P. "Bill" Suitor when he served as a Rocket Belt pilot for Bell Aerosystems from March 1964 to June 1970. He made many flights, including flights on the Bell No. 2 Rocket Belt in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum.

Suitor donated these items to the Museum in 2004.

Gift of William P. "Bill" Suitor

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
US Keds

Date
1964-1970

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Footwear

Materials
Overall, fabric; rubber soles, further treated by manufacturer with a special coating resistant to the hydrogen peroxide propellant of the Rocket Belt.; laces, fabric; eyelets and zipper, aluminum
Dimensions
Clothing: 26.7 x 10.2 x 27.9cm (10 1/2 in. x 4 in. x 11 in.)

Manufactured by U.S. Keds, these sneakers, sometimes called boots, were worn by William P. "Bill" Suitor when he served as a Rocket Belt pilot for Bell Aerosystems from March 1964 to June 1970. He made many flights, including flights on the Bell No. 2 Rocket Belt in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum.

Suitor donated these items to the Museum in 2004.

Gift of William P. "Bill" Suitor

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
US Keds

Date
1964-1970

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Footwear

Materials
Overall, fabric; rubber soles, further treated by manufacturer with a special coating resistant to the hydrogen peroxide propellant of the Rocket Belt.; laces, fabric; eyelets and zipper, aluminum
Dimensions
Clothing: 26.7 x 10.2 x 27.9cm (10 1/2 in. x 4 in. x 11 in.)

ID: A20060076000